Pakistan leveraging its geo-economic position, says SAPM

Moeed Yusuf says country aims to partner with the world under economic security model

APP January 07, 2021
Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yousuf. PHOTO COURTESY: USIP


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yusuf said instead of the conventional geo-strategic lens, Pakistan focused to leverage its geo-economic position by partnering with the world under the economic security model.

"We are looking for economic partnerships and provide avenues for investment," said the premier’s aide while addressing the eighth advisory board meeting of the National Security Committee, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

He maintained the country's vision of connectivity and economic security would bring dividends to the region and the partner countries.

“Pakistan is on a path to become global economic hub and targets to become a melting pot of competing global economic interests,” said Yusuf.

Speaking on the regional connectivity issue, the prime minister’s aide said the country had the potential to serve as a regional pivot and become a hub of trade and economic activities because of its geo-economic location.

He directed the participants to come up with implementable proposals which would set the country on the path to achieve economic security.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA) of the NDU, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and Center for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS).

Other attendees of the meeting included National Security Division Secretary Aamir Hasan and senior officials.


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